This week in Winning Post

Hawkesbury trainer Garry White was hoping to pick up the rich Provincial Final with smart three-year-old Generalissimo at The Championships but had to settle for the listed South Pacific Classic.

This Saturday the focus switches to White's home track, where he'll be hoping to add more black type to Generalissimo's CV in the Hawkesbury Guineas, one of a number of features on the metro-class card, which also includes the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, the Darley Crown., the Gold Rush and the Claret Stakes.

Elsewhere, crack colt Doubt I'm Dreaming (pictured) will make his second and final appearance as a two-year-old in the Redoute's Choice Stakes at Caulfield, while the SA and Queensland carnivals continue to warm up with black-type meetings at morphettville and Eagle farm respectively.

Can Generalissimo be stopped? Joel Marshalls Hawkesbury preview will lead this week's Winning Post.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting, plus the daytime action at Benalla and Goulburn as well as fields, colours and selections for Port Macquarie and Yeppoon.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Hawkesbury in NSW, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Ararat (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Dalby (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Tamworth Cup day plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post April 29 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Cranbourne (night), Benalla, Goulburn
Caulfield, Hawkesbury, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Ascot, Ararat (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Dalby (Qld edition)
Geelong, Tamworth, Sunshine Coast, Devonport
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Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Caulfield Saturday - R3 N3 Chase the Horizon SCR
Caulfield Saturday - R9 N9 Curragh 4th
Morphettville Parks Saturday - R7 N13 Tan Tat Beauty SCR
Letter of the Week

A great all-rounder

This month Victorian racing lost one of the unsung heroes of the industry with the passing of Seymour trainer Ray Plant.
Planty was a trainer for many years, only ever having one or two in the stable.
Over the last 40 years his passion was picnic racing and he trained many winners.
He would go to the disperal sales, buy a cheapie and more often than not win races with it.
He had a great eye for the thoroughbred and one year had a strike rate of 38 per cent winners.
Always known for his good humour, he enjoyed a cold glass with his mates and was loyal until the end.
Ray was an all-rounder. He loved picnic racing, but all that came after his love for his family and his boys, Dale and Ashley.
Rest in peace.

The Friendly
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